Sunday, February 26, 2012

Photographic Mumbo Jumbo and Wordy Ramblings

Today marks the seventh year of my blog's existence. For what started out as a "Let's give this a try..." sort of thing, I'm amazed I've kept it going this long. I always did have a knack for keeping a journal though. These seven years have been full of joy, fun, travel, celebration, change and even a little sadness. A few of the highs include celebrating my 10th wedding anniversary in Yosemite, selling our first home and moving into our second, meeting seven new nieces and nephews, being a tourist in New York City and San Francisco, going back to school, meeting awesome friends through Flickr, falling in love with cooking, becoming a kayaker and a disc golfer and getting a dream (if only temporary) job contracting as a photographer with the US Forest Service.

I've had fun going back through my archives for the past couple weeks, deciding which photos best describe the last seven years of my life. Narrowing it down to nine a year was a difficult task, but one that proved to be full of great memories, melancholy moments and times when I can't believe how quickly life goes by. I could go on and on and on but I think I'll just let my photos speak for me.

Originally, my blog description was "photographic mumbo jumbo and wordy ramblings by someone with a few cameras and many unsubstantiated opinions." Well, here's to another seven years of that.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Resulting Blur


It's Sunday morning. Four new inches of snow cover the ground. Cinnamon scones are baking in the oven. I'm listening to Tina Turner. What? My husband played "We Don't Need Another Hero" as a joke a few weeks ago and it sent me down the Youtube rabbit hole. Why does that always happen? Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that it's a lovely day and I've got a few minutes to update this space.


I've been posting these photos over on Flickr. They're from our amazing trip to Yosemite last fall. I shot them in my Kodak Duaflex III, a favorite camera of mine that I haven't shot with in quite a while. And it's evident that I need to pick it up more often because I forgot about the whole focusing thing. I was using it as a point & shoot, but it's not mean to be used that way. But the resulting blur, oh my. I just love it.

Memorial Point

It's only been a few months since our trip, and thankfully I still remember it like it was yesterday. But eventually, as time goes by and details are lost, my memories of the place will start to resemble these photos. And you know what that will mean. It's time to go back.